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26th June is Deadline for initial Wyevale Garden Centre offers
Homebase sold for £1.00 - " of the great all time disasters"
Westland and Crest are touring!
Get the right compost for your hanging baskets & patio planters
Bord na Móna Growise Sponsors Myeloma UK Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
Bulldog supports RHS Campaign for School Gardening
Garden Centres in a much better place than DIY
Plants now ahead of last year with the Chelsea boost still to come
New owners for Stansted Park Garden Centre
SBM Life Sciences account manager and family raise hundreds for Greenfingers Charity
Celebrating 10 Years of Vitavia
Fryer’s Roses and Helen’s Trust work blooming well together!
Raoul Curtis-Machin leaves HTA
Success for Woodlodge at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
GTN Xtra and GDPR
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Union Jack Windmill sales soar in celebration weekend
Honorary Greats Award for John Athwal
Courgette tops Runner Bean as Veg 2 Gro Bestseller
Johnsons Lawn Seed’s World Cup tip for retailers
Springwatch boost for Wild Bird Care
Growing Media sales set another May record
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Guy Hands puts the "For Sale" notice up at Wyevale Garden Centres
Blue Diamond profits increase to £9.2m
Profits up by 24% at Westland Horticulture
Plant sales soar...'just like an old-fashioned bank holiday'
Golds for Hillers, Cooks, Taylors Bulbs and Dibleys at Chelsea 2018
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Fryer’s Roses and Helen’s Trust work blooming well together!

Last year, to commemorate the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond group of garden centres, launched a new rose named in honour of the Duchess of Devonshire, which Chatsworth is the home of.

The “Duchess of Devonshire” rose is a beautiful, glowing red, hybrid tea, with a sweet fragrance and compact habit.

Fryer’s Roses agreed to donate £1 from every Duchess of Devonshire rose sold through Fryer’s Roses/Blue Diamond to Helen’s Trust, a local charity nominated by the Duchess.

Helen’s Trust was established in memory of local Derbyshire woman, Helen Louise Lyon (nee Astley) who tragically, at the age of 40, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Despite the constraints of this illness, Helen was determined to lead a normal life in her own home.

Soon after Helen died, it was decided to launch a charity to enable others to have the same choice that Helen had done, helping others to be cared for and to die in their own home.

Helen’s Trust was launched in 2001 and is an important source of support in North Derbyshire and the High Peak for people of all ages with terminal illness to have the help they need to stay at home.

Fryer’s Roses are continuing to support this charity through sales of the Duchess of Devonshire rose. The rose will be available to buy from this year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show at the Fryer’s Roses stand PV6.

The rose is also available to buy (subject to availability), from all Blue Diamond Garden Centres. The cost is £17.99 for a potted rose and £12 for a bare root rose with £1 from the sale of each of these roses, going to Helen’s Trust.

Bare root roses will be available from November 2018.

For more information about Helen’s Trust please visit their website at


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